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Róbert Söptei

Full name: Róbert Söptei
Gender: Male
Born: August 27, 1926 in Söpte, Vas, Hungary
Died: November 11, 2016 in Budakeszi, Pest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapesti Petöfi Sportegyesület
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Canoeing


Róbert Söptei started canoeing in 1941. He won five Hungarian championships after 1945, as a member of sportclub KASE. At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics Söptei finished seventh in C2-10K alongside his brother [Ernő Söptei]. Róbert also achieved success as a coach of high-level athletes, such as the Olympic champion and later national coach [János Parti], Ferenc Major, and Péter Povázsay, who was the 1975 World Champion. As a coach Söptei took part in three Olympics, those of 1960, 1964, and 1972.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres Hungary HUN 7

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Canoeing Hungary HUN Ernő Söptei Final Standings 1952-07-27
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